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Good acoustical architecture is the top of indoor design, and rarely found in this age of mass assembling rectangular boxes. You are so lucky to have that virtual laboratory where you can learn and serve your congregation all at the same time.
The employment of frequency spectrum is in itself a complex puzzle in today’s saturated spectrum, and the type of mic is yet another dimension.
Have you any opinions about shot-gun mics? I bought one for a church situation, but the one time it was used a stereo (mid/side) type choir mic was left turned on, and it seemed to cancel out whatever the shot-gun was doing.
In stereo, my all time favorite is the mid/side both for excellent stereo but also for phase perfect mono mixing later on. Still today the mid/side technique is not well known outside of major symphony and label recording.
I will be watching these threads for your experiences with all of this, Ken.
Oh, and when I was an altar boy in a Catholic church I figured out where the sacristan, a Jesuit Brother, hid the key to the wine cellar where the altar wine was stocked. One day a buddy joined me in there and we had a great time with the red Malba wine. The Brother himself had a reddish face and used a lot of mouth wash, tell tale signs.